Picture © Falcon Hildred
Mill, Bethania, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
OS sheet: 115
Off A470 at Bethania, up a no through road towards slate tips. Mill is ¼ mile on
right, beside waterfall.
The earliest surviving
slate mill of Diffwys Quarry, which pioneered the great slate industry of
Blaenau Ffestiniog. It became a woollen mill in 1881, and closed in 1964, when
the machinery was scrapped. The 24 foot waterwheel was restored, and now houses
an exhibition of relics and watercolour drawings by resident artist, Falcon
Opening times 2017
By appointment only
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Not open 2017
Hildred, tel. 01766 830540.
Ring first to avoid disappointment.